We’ll be tuning in.
The Late Late Show returns this Friday for its 51st season, and rumours that Ryan Tubridy would be joined by Pierre-Louis Baudey-Vignaud have been confirmed.
Baudey-Vignaud is the son of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, who was murdered in West Cork when he was a teenager. The case has returned to the forefront of public awareness recently, following the release of two documentary series about the incident.
Mr. Baudey Vignaud will be discussing the impact that the crime has had on his life, and explaining why he still returns to the land where his mother was slain.
Nobody has ever been charged with the murder in Ireland, but Cork-based man Ian Bailey has been tried and convicted in absentia in French court. The family of Sophie Toscan du Plantier have long blamed Bailey, and Bailey has suggested that he should have some representation on this week’s episode of The Late Late Show to counter these claims.
There will be further Cork interest in this week’s returning episode of RTÉ’s flagship talk show, as Cork’s three Olympic medal winners Paul O’Donovan, Fintan McCarthy and Emily Hegarty will also be on the couch to talk about their historic successes.
The Late Late Show returns at 9.35pm on Friday, September 3rd.